Mannish Boys

A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya

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Since Black's favorite recording as a member of the The Mothers of Invention was the Reuben and the Jets album, it was logical for him to return to the goldmines of doo-wop and rhythm and blues later in his career. Flanked by a tight band including double-threat harmonica and guitar whiz Gary Primich, Black shows off his terrific singing style as well as the sweet, steady beat of his expressive drumming. Fans of Frank Zappa are served right away with a cover of the tasteless "Big Leg Emma", then we settle into a program equally made up of originals by bandmembers and classic blues material By Junior Wells, Otis Blackwell and Fats Domino. This is a well-done straight-ahead rock and blues session.

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